A Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much too
handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough,
remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had
some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very
large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill
it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the
jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and
poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the
golf balls. He then asked the students again if the
jar was full they agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured
it into the jar . Of course, the sand filled up
everything else. He asked once more if the jar was
full. The students responded with a unanimous “yes.”

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from
under the table and poured the entire contents into
the jar, effectively filling the empty space between
the sand. The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
“I want you to recognize that this jar represents
your life. The golf balls are the important things-
your God, family, your children, your health, your
friends, and your favorite passions–things that if
everything else was lost and only they remained your
life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your
job, your house, and your car.

The sand is everything else — the small stuff.

If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued,
“there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life. If you spend all your time
and energy on the small stuff, you will never have
room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your
happiness. Play with your children. Take time to
Get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner.
Play another 18. There will always be time to clean
the house and fix the disposal.”

Take care of the golf balls first — the things that
really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just
sand.”

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what
the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It just
goes to show you that no matter how full your life may
seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of
coffee with a friend.”

Please share this with someone you care about.

Forwarded by: Ric Rojas (thru tup-vians yahoogroups)

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WORK LESS UNDER STRESS

One day a man was sitting in his office on the 19th floor of a building. A
man came running into his office and shouted, “John, your daughter, Anna
just died in an accident right opposite this building”

The gentleman was in panic. Not knowing what to do, he jumped out through
his office window. While coming down, when he was near the 14th floor he
remembered he didn’t have a daughter named Anna. When he was near the 7th
floor, he remembered he was not married yet.

When he was about to hit the ground he remembered he was not John

HAVE A NICE DAY

 

 

 

 

Forwarded by: Joy

EMPLOYEES LEAVE ORGANISATIONS ?


 

Every company faces the problem of people leaving the company for better pay or profile.Early this year, Mark, a senior software designer, got an offer from a prestigious international firm to work in its India operations developing specialized software. He was thrilled by the offer.

He had heard a lot about the CEO. The salary was great. The company had all the right systems in place employee-friendly human resources (HR) policies, a spanking new office, and the very best technology, even a canteen that served superb food.

Twice Mark was sent abroad for training. “My learning curve is the sharpest it’s ever been,” he said soon after he joined.

Last week, less than eight months after he joined, Mark walked out of the job.

 

 

 

Why did this talented employee leave ?Arun quit for the same reason that drives many good people away.

The answer lies in one of the largest studies undertaken by the Gallup Organization. The study surveyed over a million employees and 80,000 managers and was published in a book called “First Break All The Rules”. It came up with this surprising finding:

 

 

 

 

If you’re losing good people, look to their   manager  …. manager is the reason people stay and thrive in an organization. And he ‘s the reason why people leave. When people leave they take knowledge, experience and contacts with them, straight to the competition.  

 

 

People leave managers not companies ,” write the authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman.Mostly manager drives people away?

HR experts say that of all the abuses, employees find humiliation the most intolerable. The first time, an employee may not leave, but a thought has been planted. The second time, that thought gets strengthened. The third time, he looks for another job.

When people cannot retort openly in anger, they do so by passive aggression. By digging their heels in and slowing down. By doing only what they are told to do and no more. By omitting to give the boss crucial information. Dev says: “If you work for a jerk, you basically want to get him into trouble. You don ‘t have your heart and soul in the job.”

Different managers can stress out employees in different ways – by

being too controlling, too suspicious, too pushy, too critical, but they forget that workers are not fixed assets, they are free agents. When this goes on too long, an employee will quit – often over a trivial issue.  

being too controlling, too suspicious, too pushy, too critical, but they forget that workers are not fixed assets, they are free agents. When this goes on too long, an employee will quit – often over a trivial issue. being too controlling, too suspicious, too pushy, too critical, but they forget that workers are not fixed assets, they are free agents. When this goes on too long, an employee will quit – often over a trivial issue.

 

 

 

 

 

Talented men leave. Dead wood doesn’t.   

 

Forwarded by: Joy

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Forwarded by: Joy

Photos/Illustrations credit: Unknown